Community Development Officer

Life Education Queensland is a health promotion charity and the state’s largest non-government provider of drug, health and safety education to children. We have a vision of generations of healthy young Australians living to their full potential. 

The role

As part of our growth strategy, we have recently created a new Social Impact team who will be working with selected school and community groups to implement a whole of school approach to health and wellbeing.  With a focus on place-based initiatives, the team will work towards supporting school communities to create environments where students are enabled and supported to make healthy, positive choices regarding their own health and wellbeing.

We are now seeking a Community Development Officer to join our team and work within the Logan, Ipswich and northern Gold Coast regions. 

In this exciting role you will be initially responsible for generating interest and engaging selected schools to participate in our Healthy Eats program and to work with the school and other community partners to identify and implement a range of strategies and interventions to increase vegetable and fruit consumption of primary school students.

Over time, the focus of the role will expand to include a target approach towards social / emotional learning and to reduce bullying. 

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With a key focus on stakeholder relationships with each school you will identify gaps and opportunities where Life Education can: 

Key selection criteria 

We are looking for candidates who can address the following criteria in their application: 

This is a full time fixed term contract until 1 July 2022. 

What’s in it for you 

Our office is based on the central Gold Coast with free parking provided; attractive NFP salary packaging benefits including meals and entertainment; health and welling activities including EAP and access to ongoing professional development. 

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake qualification and referee checks and have a current Qld Working with Children Blue Card. 

If you have a passion for working with children and improving their wellbeing, we would love to hear from you.  Please send a current resume and cover letter, addressing the key selection criteria to: 

Deanne Lugton 
People and Culture Manager 
dlugton@lifeeducation.org.au 

Life Education Qld is a committed advocate for child protection, safety and wellbeing.  We put the requirement of keeping children and young people safe at the heart of everything we do. 

 

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